The Chairman, Senate Committee on Petroleum (Downstream), Senator Kabiru Marafa (APC, Zamfara), has told the Senate that Governor Abdulaziz Yari is not an indigine of Zamfara State.
The clash was over a nominee of President Muhammadu Buhari for Resident Electoral Commission of the Independent National Electoral Commission, INEC, Ahmad Bello Mahmud.
Governor Yari had insisted that the nominee who was to represent Zamfara in INEC should not be confirmed by the Senate, while Marafa said he should be allowed to represent the state.
The Senate Committee on INEC, had last month recommended the rejection of the nominee, and it was approved by the Senate.
Senator Marafa raised a point of order yesterday alleging that the governor’s parents, like that of the nominee, were not from Zamfara State.
He said, “It is very clear that the only opposition to this nominee is coming from the Governor of Zamfara State who wrote to the president that the nominee is not from Zamfara State but from Sokoto State.
“The governor’s parents are not from Zamfara State.”
The Senate President, Bukola Saraki, however, assured Marafa that justice would be done on